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Bo Zhu

Assistant Professor of Computer Science, Dartmouth College
Ph.D., Stanford University
Office: Sudikoff 153, HB6211, Hanover, NH

About Me

I am an Assistant Professor of Computer Science at Dartmouth College. Prior to moving to Hanover, I have spent three years at MIT CSAIL, working in the Computer Graphics Group and Computational Fabrication Group with Prof. Wojciech Matusik. I received my Ph.D. from the Computer Science Department at Stanford University in June 2015, advised by Prof. Ron Fedkiw. I studied for my B.Eng. and M.Sc. degrees at Shanghai Jiao Tong University.

My group's research interests lie in the interdisciplinary area of computer graphics, computational physics, robotics, and 3D printing. We develop highly intelligent and efficient computational systems to solve challenges associated with our complex physical world, such as simulating soap bubbles and pizza cheese, creating 3D printable microstructural robots, designing drones, sketching a defected human heart, and discovering biomemetic structures. We are fascinated by the alluring beauty of the Nature and committed to the creation of various computer algorithms to uncover these intricate mechanics (see Research Overview).

Research Highlights
Here list some videos highlighting our research (click an image to play). See my vimeo channel for more.


Haixiang Liu*, Yuanming Hu*, Bo Zhu, Wojciech Matusik, Eftychios Sifakis. (*Joint 1st Author) Narrow-Band Topology Optimization on a Sparsely Populated Grid. ACM Transactions on Graphics (SIGGRAPH Asia 2018), to appear. [paper] [youtube]


Desai Chen, Melina Skouras, Bo Zhu, Wojciech Matusik. Computational Discovery of Extremal Microstructure Families. Science Advances 4(1), 2018. [paper] [youtube] [MIT News]


Bo Zhu, Melina Skouras, Desai Chen, Wojciech Matusik. Two-Scale Topology Optimization with Microstructures. ACM Transactions on Graphics, 36(5):164. (Presented at SIGGRAPH 2017). [paper] [supplementary] [youtube] [project page] [MIT News]


Adriana Schulz, Jie Xu, Bo Zhu, Changxi Zheng, Eitan Grinspun, Wojciech Matusik. Interactive Design Space Exploration and Optimization for CAD Models. ACM Transactions on Graphics (SIGGRAPH 2017), 36(4):157. [paper] [youtube] [project page] [MIT News]


Tao Du, Adriana Schulz, Bo Zhu, Bernd Bickel, Wojciech Matusik. Computational Multicopter Design. ACM Transactions on Graphics (SIGGRAPH Asia 2016), 35(6):227. [paper] [youtube] [project page] [MIT News]


Bo Zhu, Minjae Lee, Ed Quigley, Ron Fedkiw. Codimensional Non-Newtonian Fluids. ACM Transactions on Graphics (SIGGRAPH 2015), 34(4):115. [paper] [video] [vimeo]


Wen Zheng, Bo Zhu, Byungmoon Kim, Ron Fedkiw. A New Incompressibility Discretization for a Hybrid Particle MAC Grid Representation with Surface Tension. Journal of Computational Physics, 280:94-142, 2015. [paper] [video]


Bo Zhu, Ed Quigley, Matthew Cong, Justin Solomon, Ron Fedkiw. Codimensional Surface Tension Flow on Simplicial Complexes. ACM Transactions on Graphics (SIGGRAPH 2014), 33(4):111. [paper] [video] [vimeo] [project page]


Bo Zhu, Wenlong Lu, Matthew Cong, Byungmoon Kim, Ron Fedkiw. A New Grid Structure for Domain Extension. ACM Transactions on Graphics (SIGGRAPH 2013), 32(4):63. [paper] [video] [vimeo] [project page]


Bo Zhu, Michiaki Iwata, Ryo Haraguchi, Takashi Ashihara, Nobuyuki Umetani, Takeo Igarashi, Kazuo Nakazawa. Sketch-based Dynamic Illustration of Fluid Systems. ACM Transactions on Graphics (SIGGRAPH Asia 2011), 30(6):134. [paper] [video] [vimeo] [project page]

  Bo Zhu, Xubo Yang, Ye Fan. Creating and Preserving Vortical Details in SPH Fluid. Computer Graphics Forum (Pacific Graphics 2010), 29(7):2207. [paper] [vimeo] [project page]
  Bo Zhu, Xubo Yang. Animating Sand as a Surface Flow. Eurographics 2010 short paper. [paper] [vimeo] [project page]


Bo Zhu. Codimensional Fluid Simulation on Simplicial Complexes. PhD Thesis, Stanford University, 2015. [Thesis]


Last updated in 09/2018. Copyright © Bo Zhu at Dartmouth Computer Science Department.